This year we start in March, earlier than usual, visiting a delightful garden famous for its amazing collection of Hellebores, organised by Angela Armstrong.The rest of the team, Heather Hayter, Gill Sadler, Jan Morgan, Sally Outram and Annette Wood have all worked hard planning a wonderful day out for you all at cost price. Do support them.
Casters Brook, Midhurst– In the morning we visit Jean and Philip Jackson’s large, informal garden with huge pond (and one duck) and see some of the internationally renowned artist Philip Jackson’ssculptures in a garden setting. In the afternoon, after a stop for lunch, we will visit Dean House, Kilmeston.This garden was described to me as ‘the jewel in the NGS crown’ by the NGS organiser for our county. The 7 acres have also been described as ‘a well-kept secret hidden behind the elegant façade of its Georgian centrepiece’. Sweeping lawns, York stone paths, gravel pathways, many mature trees and herbaceous borders. Rose garden, pond garden, working walled garden with glasshouses, 60 metre laburnum and wisteria tunnel. We will be met and guided to the Orangery for a talk, slideshow and introduction to the garden. With maps provided, we make a self-guided tour at our leisure, after which time we return to the Orangery for a ‘sumptuous’ tea where the gardeners will be present to answer any questions we may have.A wonderful day out for the cost of £32 to include the driver’s tip.Please contact Annette Wood on 01243 378482or by email at email@example.com to book your place.If this is confirmed, please send a cheque to 7 Beacon Square Emsworth PO10 7HU for £32made out to E.H.Sand dated July 18th2018. Please also include your mobile phone numberand email addressif possible. You will be sent an itinerary for the day approximately a fortnight before the trip.
A Visit to 2 very Special Gardens – July 18th 2018 - £32
The Emsworth Horticultural Society
The September Garden Visit is to the Oxford University Botanic Garden where we will have an hour long guided tour including their hot houses and wild flower gardens. After that we will visit Magdalene College with its wonderful grounds, gardens and architecture where we will self guide ourselves through quadrangles and ancient cloisters, passed glorious herbaceous borders and along riverside meadows. For those who would like to take the opportunity of seeing more of this inspiring City there will be a little time to walk through the streets to admire one fine building after another, or to pop-in to see the gardens of Merton College or, perhaps, St Edmund Hall which are both quite close.The approximate cost will be £28.00 per person which includes entry to both Magdalene and the Botanic Garden, as well as the guided tour of the latter. To register an interest in coming on this trip, please get in touch with Sally and Doug Outram,preferably by emailto firstname.lastname@example.org phone us on 01243 370263.
EHS TRIP to OXFORD on Tuesday, 4th September 2018
First stop HilliersIn 1953 the distinguished plants man, Sir Harold Hillier established the Gardens and Arboretum. Over the many years he assembled a remarkable collection, in the aim to bring together the most comprehensive and unrivalled collection of trees, shrubs and hard hardy plants in the UK. Summer features are the Bog garden, the Centenary Border, the Jurassic Gunnera Boardwalk, the Magnolia Glade, the pond and the Hydrangea walk.Then Longstock Water GardenLongstock Park Water Garden was created by the Beddington family in the 1930's and further developed by John Spedan Lewis in the 1940’s as a place to reflect and relax with over 40 different waterlilies alone. The garden is a true spectacle, hosting an array of plants from around the world.The price per person will be approximately £32.00 (to be confirmed nearer the time) Please contact Jan Morgan by email preferably (email@example.com) or phone (01243 378794) to book your place.
Longstock Water Gardens and Hilliers Gardens visit – Wednesday 4th July 2018
We have arranged to visit Willows, at Boldre near Lymington. This is a country garden with a tropical twist. It is full of vibrant colours of dahlias, zinnias, cannas, crocosmias, etc. as well as exotic plants such as bananas, bamboos, Indian bean tree, etc. set in deep borders surrounding a lawn. Back of the garden are drought tolerant plants with tranquil courtyards where we will enjoy tea and cake. After lunch in Lymington we are going to Apple Court Garden. This is a beautiful ornamental sheltered wall garden with subtropical borders and extensive ornamental grasses. There is a 70 metre hosta walk, international display of day lilies and a Japanese garden with a koi pond. This garden is now under new ownership and has been renovated giving it a 5-star rating. Interesting variety of plants for sale in the well-stocked nursery.To book your place phone Heather Hayteron 02392 597103and send a cheque made payable to EHS and dated day of trip to 64 Sunderton Lane, Clanfield, PO8 0NT
New Forest Gardens - Monday 13th August 2018. Cost £29.
HOW TO BOOK A TRIP.1.Phone or email the trip organiser to check availability. 2.Date your cheque for the day of the trip and make it payable to EHS. 3.Send / deliver it to the trip organiser within a week of booking your place. 4.If you are not on Email please enclose a S.A.E. 21 cm by 8 cm for THE ITINERARY FOR THE DAY. This will be sent out approx 2 weeks before the trip (emailers. Make a note in your diary to keep an eye out for it.)